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Testing for a Unit Root Against Fractional Alternatives in the Presence of a Maintained Trend

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  • Juan J. Dolado
  • Jesús Gonzalo
  • Laura Mayoral

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This paper discusses the role of deterministic components in the DGP and in the auxiliary regression model which underlies the implementation of the Fractional Dickey- Fuller (FDF) test for I(1) against F I(d) processes with d 2 [0; 1): Invariant tests to the presence of a drift under the null of I(1) are derived. In common with the standard DF approach in the I(1) vs: I(0) framework, we also examine the consequences of including a constant and /or a linear trend in the regression model when there is a drift under the null. A simple testing strategy entailing only asymptotically normally-distributed tests is proposed. Finally, an empirical application is provided where the FDF test allowing for deterministic components is used to test for long-memory in the per capita GDP of several OCDE countries.

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  • Juan J. Dolado & Jesús Gonzalo & Laura Mayoral, 2003. "Testing for a Unit Root Against Fractional Alternatives in the Presence of a Maintained Trend," Working Papers 29, Barcelona Graduate School of Economics.
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    Cited by:

    1. Laura Mayoral, 2005. "Is the observed persistence spurious? A test for fractional integration versus short memory and structural breaks," Economics Working Papers 956, Department of Economics and Business, Universitat Pompeu Fabra.
    2. María Dolores Gadea & Laura Mayoral, 2006. "The Persistence of Inflation in OECD Countries: A Fractionally Integrated Approach," International Journal of Central Banking, International Journal of Central Banking, vol. 2(1), March.
    3. Laura Mayoral, 2003. "Further Evidence on the Uncertain (Fractional) Unit Root in Real GNP," Working Papers 82, Barcelona Graduate School of Economics.

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